We take the guesswork out of exercise and create safe and appropriate exercise programs to help you live a productive and healthy life.
I started Motion 4 Life Fitness as a way to prevent falls, general medical decline, and loss of independence. As a practicing emergency medicine physician for over 30 years, I have seen many injuries with physical, emotional and lifestyle implications.
Our exceptional staff recognizes the barriers to beginning exercise and the need for guidance and motivation to stay the course. Our job is to walk with you each step of the way – providing education, expertise, and a culture of support and social interaction.
We invite you to check us out on Facebook and Instagram. Have a great day and I look forward to meeting you!
Carol Weesner, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Our Training Philosophy
At Motion 4 Life Fitness our professional trainers will create exercise programs for members based on their health history and a fitness assessment. We believe proper guidance, instruction and encouragement is vital to a successful exercise program. Therefore, our memberships include personal training, either 1-on-1 or small group (2-4 people).
We recommend working with a trainer twice per week, although when you choose your membership, you determine if you would like to meet more or less often.
Our group classes are available to all personal training members. These classes (approximately 10-12 people) are designed by our trainers to complement personal training and are modified if necessary for the individuals participating. Flexibility, agility, balance and cardiovascular exercise are the focus of the classes. Our staff will help you choose appropriate classes for your conditioning level.
Meet The Staff
Carol Weesner, MD
Carol has been an emergency medicine physician for over 30 years and currently is still a practicing Emergency Physician. She has owned and managed two emergency medicine physician groups where she was responsible for operations, personnel, and education. She is active in the day-to-day operations, management, and ongoing development of Motion 4 Life Fitness.
She is an avid basketball fan and may have given Larry Bird a run for his money before a knee injury cut short her collegiate career at the University of Chicago (ok,….maybe that is a bit of a stretch with LB….). Her favorite literary character is Bernie Rhodenbarr and favorite leading men on television are Perry Mason and Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
Carol is most grateful in her life for having a wonderful family that is part of her everyday world.
Pam loves spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, especially to Florida, as well as cooking and gardening in her spare time. She looks forward to a great opportunity in helping to grow Motion 4 Life into the premier gym experience for active agers.
Although several representatives from the Japan and China national teams have inquired about her services as an Olympic table tennis consultant, Motion 4 Life hopes that she remains with us in Indiana for a long time.
Jennifer attended Purdue University and studied Business Management. She has over 17 years of sales, marketing and management experience.
Jennifer has one child Alex, who is her world. She has been playing the clarinet since sixth grade and loves to attend outdoor concerts. She loves to read and especially enjoys the fantasy science fiction genre. Her favorite season is Spring when everything becomes new again.
Word is spreading she is being chased to host a reality TV show on gym decorating.
Katrina “Kat” Archer
BS Exercise Science, CPT
Katrina received her BS in Exercise Science from Ball State University. She has a background in Cardiac Rehabilitation and holds an Exercise is Medicine Credential through the American College of Sports Medicine. Katrina was a competitive gymnast and coached Club and High School gymnastics for 15 years. She has her Personal Training Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Katrina enjoys participating in running events and her fondest running memory is completing the Marine Corps Marathon as part of Team Run For Autism. In her spare time Katrina enjoys traveling with her husband. National Parks and ocean air are two of their favorite vacation destinations. Katrina loves when she can spend time with her three adult children and her granddaughter.
Karena holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training through Concordia University Wisconsin and a Master in Applied Exercise Science through Concordia University Chicago. She is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She holds additional certifications including Functional Aging Specialist from the Functional Aging Institute as well as Senior Fitness Specialist and Corrective Aging Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Karena is an avid sports fan. She enjoys watching all sports, but her favorites include basketball, football and baseball. Her favorite baseball team is the Chicago Cubs, Fly the W! Not only is she a sports fan, Karena was a member of the Carmel High School Basketball team for four years and a member of the Carmel High School Softball team for two years. She continued her basketball career in college, playing three years at a Division III school.
In her spare time, Karena enjoys camping, hiking and rock climbing. She also has a passion for working with and training dogs. Her next dog-training adventure is training a dog to become a service animal.
Tasha Lane, CPT RDN
BS Exercise Science, MS Dietetics, NASM-CPT, Certified Tai-Chi Instructor
Registered Dietitian/ Personal Trainer
Tasha carries dual degrees with a B.S. in Exercise Science from Indiana University of Kokomo and a B.S. in Dietetics from Ball State. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Dietetics at Ball State and is a Registered Dietitian. She is also a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer.
Tasha’s personal journey with obesity and weight loss fuels her ambition to help others. She utilizes a whole body approach to health and wellness with nutrition and physical activity, focusing on functional movement. She is also currently working on her Corrective Movement certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and also is a certified Tai Chi instructor.
She is a mom of two adult human children and two furbaby children, as well as a grandmother to three grandsons who are all under the age of 3.
BS Exercise Science
Yeta graduated from Ball State University in the School of Kinesiology specializing in Exercise Science. He began his personal fitness journey in high school and has been going strong as an active exerciser ever since. His passion for exercise led to him pursuing personal training. He is a NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) personal trainer.
Yeta was born in South Bend, Indiana and raised in Noblesville and Fishers. Yeta’s family is from Zambia. When he was 15 years old, he moved to Zambia and stayed with his family for two years. He returned to the states to live with his best friend’s family. He now has two families whom he cherishes.
Yeta loves to watch movies, read books and listen to music, along with spending time with his girlfriend Gracen. Yeta always has a smile to share with others.
BS Exercise Science
Julian received his BS in Exercise Science from St. Joseph’s college in Rensselaer,
Indiana. As a personal trainer he has worked with both young people and older
adults. His experience as a trainer and an athlete has given him a deep
understanding of how to meet the needs of individuals at various levels of expertise
and medical conditions with an emphasis on technique, listening and motivation.
He brings a listening ear and quiet confidence to his training and takes pride in
seeing the betterment of his trainees.
Julian began his football career at Southport High School continuing on to St.
Joseph’s College, where he holds four school records. In 2023, he was inducted into
the school’s Football Hall of Fame. His football career has continued post college
both as a high school football coach and as a professional arena football player.
He likes to spend time with his family in addition to playing football and watching
Melissa Maxwell, PT, CMT, CBFL Teacher
Melissa has been a Physical Therapist for over 30 years and is our excellent Massage Therapist. In addition to her massage therapy, she practices pediatric physical therapy through the First Steps early intervention program. She has developed a life-span approach to health and wellness that includes massage techniques for all ages.
She is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys many activities both indoors and outdoors for movement including judo, racquetball, tennis, bicycling and hiking.
Melissa is a native Hoosier from the southwest corner of the state, calling both Evansville and Indianapolis home and enjoys being a sandwich generation daughter, mom and grandmother.
Lisa is an experienced yoga practitioner with a deep-rooted passion for the ancient practice. For the past two decades, she has dedicated herself to exploring the transformative power of yoga and integrating its teachings into her life. Lisa’s journey began as a personal exploration of self-discovery and self-care, but it quickly evolved into a lifelong commitment and a path she felt compelled to share with others.
Inspired by her own transformation and eagerness to spread the benefits of yoga to others, Lisa embarked on a teaching journey six years ago. Since then, she has touched the lives of many students, guiding them on their own yoga journeys. Her teaching style is characterized by warmth, compassion, and a deep respect for each individual’s unique needs and limitations.
Lisa’s classes are a harmonious blend of physical asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation, carefully designed to create a holistic and balanced experience. Her sequencing is creative and thoughtful, allowing students to explore their bodies, release tension, and discover new possibilities within themselves. Lisa fosters a non-judgmental and inclusive environment where students of all levels feel welcomed and supported.
Valerie Weesner, PhD
He is a master at problem solving, the development of streamlined procedures/systems, outcome optimization, customer service strategies, and risk management. He is a firm believer of continuous quality improvement and fostering a creative, collaborative work environment.
Tom is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio), enjoys reading, and can hit a softball a county mile. His passion is working with youth and developing their gifts and talents. He has published a book written by Leaders In Action, a youth program he started in the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood near Broadway Methodist Church. The Untitled Book: Different Opinions of Different Minds presents the raw, open and candid thoughts and feelings of the group’s members. The book was used in several universities as a text to help college students better understand inner-city youth.
Mon-Fri 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 8 am - 12 noon
14801 Market Center Drive Suite 100, Carmel, IN 46033
(Just north of 146th and Gray Road)
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